The last movie I saw

The last film I saw is Nuovomondo, literally “new world” and also known as Golden Door. It is a 2006 drama film based on a family’s migration from Italy to New York. at the beginning of the 20th century. The film, written and directed by Emanuele Crialese, opens on location in Sicily and concludes in the United States.

Nuovomondo (Golden Door)
Directed by Emanuele Crialese
Produced by Bernard Bouix
Tommaso Calevi
Alexandre Mallet-Guy
Luc Besson
Fabrizio Mosca
Written by Emanuele Crialese
Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg
Vincenzo Amato
Francesco Casisa
Filippo Pucillo
Vincent Schiavelli
Mohamed Zouaoui (Voice)
Music by Antonio Castrignanó
Cinematography Agnès Godard
Edited by Maryline Monthieux
Distributed by Miramax
Release date
  • September 8, 2006 (Venice Film Festival)
  • September 22, 2006 (Italy)
Running time
120 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The story is really touching. This Sicilian family, who cannot speak a single word of Italian and even don’t undertand where they live and that they are Italian, is seeking for fortune in a New World. From some postcards they believe that the USA are all milk and honey. The long trip journey to north America and the scenes in Ellis Island make it possible for the audience to understand the difficulties and struggles that all migrants have to face all over the world, even nowadays.

I highly recommend it. It is an enlightening movie, to be seen!



And you? What have you seen recently?


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My Perfect Day

This is an interesting question. My perfect day takes place in  late Spring or early Summer,  when the days are longer than usual and you can enjoy long hours outdoor. I like to drive to San Valentino Park in Pordenone, with my younger son Orlando. We reach the playground and while my son is playing I sit outside at the bar and drink a cup of tea or coffee, or  a Hugo drink. Personally I really enjoy reading the newspaper or a book. Even if it is not so easy because I always keep an eye to Orlando.

Anyway, I could think about other perfect days too. This is just one of the many. And what about you?

Mrs D.




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My dear students,

we have forgotten our blog for a little while. But I am planning to use it much more, thanks to you. This is my New Year resolution! Besides many many other ones…

And you? What are your New Year Resolutions? Please tell me (and the Net) (leave a comment here below).

See you back to school

Mrs D.


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Why English?


I know I know, English sometimes seems soooo hard to learn. However, I believe it is your means to get in touch with a lot of people all around the world. And not only.

  1. Why is it so important to learn English in 2017?
  2. What would you suggest to learn it at school without getting bored?
  3. Was English important in your life?

Please answer the a.m. questions and leave your ideas on this PADLET!

See you at school

Mrs. D.

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Film review

Hi my dear students,

This is our last activity on our blog. Please write your Review here below, I will publish it as soon as they arrive.

All the best

Mrs D.


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speaking English with no stress

Hi my dear students,

herewith you can find a photo that I kindly ask you to describe. Even if it is a written exercise, remember it is for your oral skills. When we will be back in the classroom , I’d like you to describe it (or another one) orally.

Let’s speak English!

Have a very happy Easter!

Mrs Dorigo


Related image

describe this picture and possibly at the end of the description give your opinion on the situation





Express Your Opinion!

And You?



Frankly, I believe freedom is expressing freely (but politely)  your opinions.

Please, tell us what you think about the following topic:


I will be waiting for your comments 🌍🌎🌏

Mrs Dorigo


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